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Not to be confused with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
MetArt
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MET ART logo.
Founded circa 1999
Headquarters , California
Area served Worldwide
Key people Alex Haig and G.A. Wayne co-owners
Industry Photography
Employees 50
Parent HLP General Partners, INC
Slogan(s) Where Flawless Beauty Meets Art
Website met-art.com
Alexa rank negative increase 2,826 (April 2014)[1]
Type of site nude photography

MetArt is the flagship site of the MetArt Network, a group of erotic websites that explore nudity and explicit sex through artistic photography and video. It is an artistic nude photography[2] website owned by HLP General Partners Incorporated of Santa Monica, California.[3] The site features erotic photographs of partially or completely nude women, and has been online since circa 1999.[4] Its guiding philosophy is to create high quality, artistic erotica, using award-winning photographers and beautiful models.

As of November 2012, it was among the top 1500 most visited websites according to Alexa Internet.[5]

History[edit]

Company structure[edit]

MetArt is one of several websites either owned or maintained by the MetArt Network.[6] Its sister site SexArt features "Romantic Porn" made for women as well as men, focusing on eroticism, sensuality and artistry. The photographs and movies have big budgets and high-class styling. Movies are often shot in exotic locations and feature beautiful girls and intriguing storylines.

Acquisitions[edit]

In February 2014, MetArt announced the acquisition of the Domai.com[7] and goddessnudes.com[8] websites, archives, and media.[9]

Domai.com[edit]

Founded by Eolake Stobblehouse in 1997, Domai.com is one of the industry's first soft-core sites. The site contains only nude pictures of attractive women plus stories and articles about beauty, culture and nudity.[9]

In March 2013, MetArt began to manage VivThomas.com, and the site was acquired outright in May 2014. MetArt is committed to maintaining and surpassing VivThomas.com's award-winning Eurocentric erotica.

Operations[edit]

MetArt has stated that its focus is on high quality content and a belief in supporting women's causes, equal rights, and fair trade. From its mission statement, "Our models and photographers are not just a “resource” or “the talent”; they are partners and family, the face of our company."[6]

Management[edit]

Alex Haig and G.A. Wayne are co-owners of the MetArt Network.[9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Result Award
2009 AVN Award Nominated Best Adult Website[10]
2011 AVN Award Nominated Best Photography Website[11]
XBIZ Award Won Solo Girl Site of the Year[12]
2012 AVN Award Nominated Best Photography Website[13]
XBIZ Award Nominated Adult Site of the Year - Membership (Solo/All-Girl)[14]
2013 AVN Award Nominated Best Membership Site[15]
Nominated Best Photography Website[15]
XBIZ Award Nominated Photography Site of the Year[16]
2014 AVN Award Nominated Best Glamour Website[17]
XBIZ Award Nominated Photography Site of the Year[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Met-art.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Staff. "Met Art Network". Met Art Network. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; “Case No. D2005-1323” § 1 ¶ 2.
  4. ^ WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center; “Case No. D2005-1323” § 4 ¶ 6.
  5. ^ "met-art.com". Ranking and related information. Alexa. 
  6. ^ a b Staff. "MetArt Releases Official Philosophy". Adult Video News. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Domai.com
  8. ^ Goddessnudes.com
  9. ^ a b c Staff. "MetArt Acquires Art-nude Sites Domai.com, GoddessNudes.com". Adult Video News. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "NOMINATIONS 2009 AVN Adult Movie Awards". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  11. ^ Nominations for the 2011 AVN Awards. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  12. ^ Dan Miller (2011-02-11). "2011 XBIZ Award Winners Announced". AVN. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  13. ^ AVN AWARDS 2012 – NOMINATIONS. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  14. ^ "2012 Nominees". Archived from the original on 2012-01-31. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  15. ^ a b "2013 AVN Awards Nominees" (pdf). AVN Awards. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "XBIZ Awards 2013 Nominees". XBIZ. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "2014 AVN Award Nominees". AVN Awards. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  18. ^ "Nominees". XBIZ Awards. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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